Backyard cabins and granny flats built in 2017

Backyard Cabins And Granny Flats Built In 2017

Looking back at 2017 – what an amazing year it was for many of us with such an incredible projects completed with Scandinavian backyard cabins and granny flats. Big big thanks go to our dear clients, our fantastic teams – cabin builders, people at the factory, designers, engineers, transport and customs agents and all others involved in the process. Backyard cabins, studios and granny flats built in Australia are a result of hard work and a great input from everyone, so THANK YOU!

Scandinavian Cabins were mainly used as a Teenage Studio, a Home Office, Parents Retreat, as a Guest House, a Pool House, a Hobby Room, a Music Room, as a She Shed, an Art Studio, a Martial Arts Studio and a Rental Accommodation, B&B or rented through Airbnb.

We published a Photo Book which contains some of building projects with YZY cabins completed this year across Australia. The Photo Book YZY projects 2017 is available to view at any of our authorised backyard cabins builders and suppliers.

Below is a video created from all the most interesting and beautifully set up cabins published in the Photo Book 2017. We hope you will enjoy watching it and getting a few ideas for your own building project in upcoming year 2018. Please share it with anyone you know may need a Scandinavian quality building for any use.

 

If you prefer viewing of the pages and reading about the projects that are featured in the Photo Book YZY projects 2017, please find them below. You will find images, described usage of the backyard cabins and granny flats built and the builder who possibly suggested great ideas and of course built the cabins.

Cabin built as a Teenage Retreat and a pool House in the Central Coast

Backyard Cabin Sicilia 20m² built as a Daughter’s retreat and a Pool House with a huge outdoor area including a fully equipped kitchen.

Built by Custom Creations, on the Central Coast, NSW.

Backyard cabin Sicilia built in 2017 daughters retreat and pool house

Timber Studio built as a pop-up restaurant in Sydney

Our beautiful timber studio Sicilia 20m² built right under the Harbour Bridge in 1 day. Our cabin made of sustainable materials was set up as a pop-up restaurant. A 10-seater dining table was set up in the main room and a kitchen bench with drinks and tableware in the space to the right from the dinning room. Kitchen with the professional chef cooking meals was behind closed doors in a room at the back of the building. It was a part of IKEA’s Growroom project to illustrate tomorrow’s sustainable future. For a full article and photos from the event, please read: Backyard Cabin Sicilia And IKEA Growroom Illustrates Tomorrow’s Sustainable Future, Insider Views

The cabins was built and connected to services in one day by our excellent builder Custom Creations who is servicing Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter.

Backyard cabin Sicilia built in 2017 under Harbour Bridge IKEA project

Sicilia studio at night

 

Backyard cabin Sicilia built in 2017 IKEA project sydney

Sicilia Studio by the Harbour, day time

New Home while the Main House rented through Airbnb

Our popular 1 bedroom granny flat Cyprus 40m² built in Buderim, QLD. Cyprus cottage is Tracey’s new Home while renting her main house through Airbnb. The cabin building process was managed by Adrian from Classic Kit Homes and Rowan and his team from Queensland Building and Construction. You can read about the 6 day building process and view pictures in the article “New Granny Flat For Christmas In Queensland”

Granny flat Cyprus 2017 tiny home Airbnb

Beach retreat cabin rented through Airbnb

Classic style backyard cabin Corsica 20m² was added to ‘The Lighthouse at Copacabana Beach’ retreat rented through Airbnb. You can see more pictures and read more about this project in the article “Backyard Cabin Within Beautifully Appointed Retreat At Copacabana Beach, Airbnb”

Built by our excellent builder Custom Creations servicing Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter.

Backyard cabin Corsica built in 2017 for Airbnb

Backyard cabin Crete 12m² – the Hampton Hut built in Port Macquarie

“My husband and I were very impressed with the way our cabin was purchased and built in no time at all. We are very happy with the service Ian provided. We like to call it the “Hampton Hut” a lovely peaceful area to escape to. Thank you.”- gave feedback Curran Family.

You can find more outside pictures and internal shots of this cabin in the article “Hampton Hut In Port Macquarie”

This beautiful backyard cabin Crete was built by Ian, Port Cabins

Backyard cabin Crete built in 2017 for guests accommodation

 

Granny Flat Cyprus 40m² built as a Display on the Central Coast

In the begging of this fabulous year, our charming granny flat Cyprus was built as a display cabin at the new Display Village of Custom Creations. This is our largest display Village and convenient one-stop-shop for Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter.

Granny flat Cyprus 2017 display cabin in Central Coast nsw

Pool House and Teenage Retreat built in Central Coast

This is our beautiful timber studio Sicilia 20m² built as a Pool House and later Teenage Retreat. The cabin has a bathroom with a shower, a toilet and a vanity. Project was built by Custom Creations on the Central Coast, NSW.

Backyard cabin Sicilia built in 2017 pool house central coast nsw

Customised Granny Flat Cyprus 40m² built in Kambah ACT

Our standard Granny Flat Cyprus was modified to suit client’s site and built in Kambah, ACT. Clients loved the original design of the building but could not fit it in between the fence and the existing garage. So we modified the floor plan moving the veranda and the entrance doors to the side. Clients were very pleased with the result. This granny flat now is rented out and generates a steady cash flow for the client.

If you live in ACT or within the 300 km radius and have a question to the builder, please feel free to contact Canberra Outdoor Structures.

Granny flat Cyprus 2017 custom built for rent in act

 

Music studio built in Armidale

Backyard cabin Corsica 20m² was built to be a music Studio with baby grand piano. This project was built by quality builders from New England Building Recyclers in Armidale. If this is your area, please get in touch with the team to discuss your needs for extra space.

Backyard cabin Corsica built in 2017 for music room

 

Twin Backyard Cabins built for a Private Martial Arts Studio in Armidale

Two standard one room cabins called Corsica 20m² were built and joined together with the joining deck for a private Martial Arts Studio. We have more information on this interesting project and images including the building process in an article “Twin Backyard Cabin As Private Martial Arts Studio In Armidale”.

Builder New England Building Recyclers.

Backyard cabin Corsica built in 2017 for private martial arts studio

 

Tiny House for a Young Family and their Brand New Baby, ACT

This Tiny House was customized to suit the site and built for a Young Family and their Brand New Baby in ACT Built by Canberra Outdoor Structures There are more information, the floor plan of the building and more images in an article “Custom Designed Backyard Cabin Sicilia In Kambah”

Backyard cabin Sicilia built in 2017 custom tiny house

 

Backyard Cabin built for a Fine Art Gallery in Macmasters Beach

Our backyard cabin Crete built as a New Gallery For Sherry McCourt Fine Art in Macmasters Beach. For more information about the gallery and more images, please read “New Gallery For Sherry McCourt Fine Art, Macmasters Beach”

Project Built by Custom Creations.

Backyard cabin Crete built in 2017 for fine art studio

 

What a great year 2017 it was with so many beautiful projects built. We at YZY Kit Homes are so proud to have our teams of quality builders working hard to realize even most complex projects.  Results are fantastic and we look forward with excitement to the next year 2018. Let’s see what ideas and results it will bring!

YZY kit homes builder Murray Fleming at Grand Opening Display Village Canberra

8 things people learned about Scandinavian Granny Flats at Grand Opening of display Village in Canberra

What a wonderful and interesting group of people came to view Scandinavian granny flats and backyard cabins at our Grand Opening of the Canberra Outdoor Structures Display Village. Not only local residents coming from Canberra but also from as far away places as Cowra, Jindabyne and townships on the South Coast NSW.

People were genuinely interested in the Scandinavian designed and  manufactured buildings and many came with specific questions related to their needs, many of the questions around the  building process and councils requirements. More often than not there was a queue to consult with Murray Fleming, the Builder and the Owner of Canberra Outdoor Structures. “Murray ably answered all our questions with a thank you very much, now it’s just a question of which cabin!” – people gave feedback after the consultation with the builder.

“The response was fantastic, people walked through Scandinavian Buildings praising their quality and design. Many of the visitors had questions around building size and what  would suit best their site and needs. However with information they took from the event answered their questions and I believe and now people can make an informed decision” – said Murray Fleming.

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There were 8 frequently asked questions and observations we wanted to share with our readers. We hope information below will be both informative and useful.

 

If you have a question about your site and live in Canberra +300km, please contact Canberra Outdoor Structures.

For other areas, please find your nearest builder and/or supplier of Scandinavian cabins and granny flats.

 

1. Seek the advice from your local builder and use his expertise when going to council

Whether you’re looking for a fully installed building or partially DIY project, Murray will consult you equally well and help you during the process. Before deciding on a location and orientation of your future granny flat make sure there are no restrictions concerning your block or site. With over 25 years of experience, Murray is very familiar with local building regulations and will help you in dealing with Council. There are usually a few options when dealing with councils. Knowing all options is always handy before going to council.

Murray Fleming display village canberra granny flats

Murray Fleming, the Builder and the Owner of Canberra Outdoor Structures

2. Granny flats with flexible floor plans and building design

Undoubtedly we all have preferences. Some people like modern style buildings with clear lines, others are looking for a architectural character with detail in the buildings.  Also the land can dictate to us what design and floor plan would best suite the site. Normally we advise no windows on the side overlooking the neighbours and of course we would like as many large windows to the side with the view.

That’s where Scandinavian design options comes in handy. All our backyard cabins and granny flats can be installed with mirror floor plan. Photos of our Sicilia studio below illustrate that. Also, our granny flats have a few windows and an internal door included in a kit but not pre-cut in the walls.  So, you can decide on their placement and we install them to suit. Moreover, with the additions and colour schemes of the building you can add more character if you wish.

Backyard Cabin Sicilia Pool House & Gym Sydney

Sicilia built with mirror floor plan

 

Backyard cabin Sicilia mirror floor plan pool house gym Sydney

Pool House & Gym Sicilia built with mirror floor plan

If “A” the above changes are not sufficient and “B” you don’t need the building installed this week, then we can design a custom building to your specifications. Custom designs take approximately 15 weeks from order to delivery. There is an example of customised Cyprus granny flat built in Kambah. Clients loved the original design of Cyprus 40m² Granny Flat, but could not fit between the fence and the existing garage. So we redesigned it removing the veranda from the long wall and adding entry doors to the side. Our clients couldn’t be any happier so we can claim with confidence  we made it work!

Custom Granny flat Cyprus built in Kambah ACT
Custom Floor plan granny flat Cyprus built in Kambah

Floor plan custom Cyprus granny flat

Floor plan custom Cyprus granny flat

Another example of a modified backyard cabin is our Sicilia 20m² which we made into a one room studio called Santorini. The Santorini is built with an annex for a bathroom and is on display [and available to order] at Canberra Outdoor Structures yard.

Do you have your ideal floor plan in mind? Bring it on!

 

Santorini is customised Sicilia backyard cabin display in ACT

Santorini – customised Sicilia backyard cabin, display at Canberra Outdoor Structures

 

Santorini with annex for bathroom is customised Sicilia backyard cabin displayed in ACT

Santorini + Annex for bathroom, display at Canberra Outdoor Structures

3. Loft in a bedroom – great space for storage or sleeping

Everyone loved the idea of the loft we added to our Cyprus 40m² granny flat. It has many applications, it can be used as a storage space or could sleep 2 kids or one adult. As the building has high ceilings, adding the loft did not impact  the overall sense of space that exists in the Cyprus  design. It was roundly praised as a very smart and useful feature and it also looks good. Please take a look at the photos and  videos and judge for yourself. Note that the loft can be added to any of our granny flats.

4. Scandinavian granny flats built in 2-5 days

Everyone knows how expensive the cost of  labour is  in Australia. Luckily our ingenious Scandinavian design and excellent constructability allows us to build a 20m² studio in 2 days and 1 or 2 bedroom granny flat in one week, with only an additional short period of time for a full fit out. As a result, people get to enjoy a good quality building at affordable price in no time.

Watch time lapse videos Day 1, 2, 3, & 4 and read: How we built and furnished Scandinavian granny flat in 4 Days

 

5. Suitable for Bushfire Prone areas up to BAL-29

Some people wanted to build our Granny flat but weren’t sure if they would be allowed by the council. Much to their surprise, people learned that our buildings can be built and approved to BAL-29 in bushfire prone areas without any extra cladding added. Many people don’t realise that solid mass timber buildings withstand fires much better than a conventional brick veneer buildings. We will cover this topic in detail in a separate article, stay tuned!

So, if you’re dreaming about building a beautiful Scandinavian building on your bushfire prone land, don’t think it’s impossible and contact your nearest builder today.

 

6. Cost to build a top quality granny flat

To the surprise of many, the total cost of adding a 25m² studio cabin with the bathroom and a kitchenette could be as little as $45,000. One bedroom granny flat Cyprus with all its top quality features like high ceilings and double glazing on all doors and windows including council fees will cost you under $110,000. The total cost of 2 bedrooms granny flat completely built, submitted to council and connected to services is about $135,000.

Note. All prices are subject to site inspection and can change depending on your site specifics. When the builder inspects you site, things like access to site, slope and points of sewage and electrical are taken into account.

 

7. Relocatable granny flats and cabins, suitable for hard-to access sites

Some people were looking for a granny flat to be their temporary home. They would live in it for 2-5 years while they are building their main house. After their new home is complete, they would relocate the granny flat on to their holiday property or sell it off. With Scandinavian design flat-pack cabins it is possible as interlocking system allows dismantle the structure within a day. That’s how we dismantled our granny flat Cyprus displayed at the last years Canberra Home Show or our backyard cabin Sicilia displayed under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

As for hard to access sites, these flat-pack buildings are arguably the least access demanding structures. For instance the wall-boards can be carried board by board through a standard residential hall way. So, if you can walk to your site, you can take every component with you. Transporting and building on an island or a very steep slope is not a problem.

 

8. Granny flats Suitable for Handy man DIY

Although we always recommend our Distributors construct your Scandinavian Cabin or Granny Flat, you can do some building work yourself. We can tailor the quote with the things you need our help with and exclude jobs you can DIY. For example, you are a carpenter and want to install the building yourself but need a help in building a foundation. Not a problem at all. Murray will custom quote you on things you require only.This way you can reduce the cost of the building and also have fun by building it yourself.

 

Contact or visit Canberra Outdoor Structures display Cabins and Granny Flats

Contact Murray Fleming at Canberra Outdoor Structures if you have any questions or require obligation free site inspection. You can also visit a display village and consult with the builder at the same time.

Phone: 02 6299 6735
Fax: 02 6299 6750
Email: info@canberraoutdoorstructures.com.au
WWW: www.canberrastructures.com.au

Working hours
Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat           9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Address:
37 Kendall Avenue
Queanbeyan NSW 2620

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Grand Opening Display Village Canberra 2017

Grand Opening of Display Village – Scandinavian Backyard Cabins and Granny Flats in Canberra

Canberra Outdoor Structures extended and revamped the Display Village of Backyard CabinsStudios with added Granny flat Cyprus. Cyprus and other models in a Scandinavian flat-pack granny flats range were specifically developed to Australian market and building regulations. Following a successful introduction of Cyprus model at Canberra Home Show in October last year, a new fully furnished Permanent Display will open its doors soon!

Grand Opening Display Village Canberra 2017

Grand Opening Weekend will be a 2 day event taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 November 2017. Gates will open at 9am and close by 3pm at Canberra Outdoor Structures. Address is 37 Kendall Ave, Queanbeyan. (check the map bellow for driving directions).

“There is a huge demand for stay-at-home children, aged parents, cabins for rent on Airbnb or granny flats for a long-term rent in Canberra and ingenious design of Scandinavian flat-pack cabins allows us to build them quickly saving costs on labor. This way superior quality energy efficient buildings come at affordable price making my clients happy. That’s all that matters to me. – said Murray Fleming, the owner of well-know local company Canberra Outdoor Structures.”

“Display Village will showcase not only the smaller up to 25 m² timber studios we build for a home office, art studio, teenage retreat or a pool house but also a granny flat range, larger buildings. Spacial awareness is very important for our clients. So it is important for us to have as many display units as possible. This way we strive to improve our customer experience”- said Murray.

If you would like to contact Canberra Outdoor Structures before the event, have a question or would like to scheduled a site inspection, call Murray 0428 488 531

Welcome to Grand Opening Weekend of Display Village

What a great news for Canberrians and people living in surrounding areas of New South Wales who are looking for that extra space or room they need for whatever use. We have one room, 1 and 2 bedroom buildings in our standard range and can also build a 3 and 4 bedroom cottage or a loft. All are welcome to a Grand Opening Weekend on the second weekend of November to view our Display Village with the new building set up and fully furnished and freshly painted in designer selected colors. 

What’s on: Consultations and Sweet Treats

Come down to view our beautiful timber studios and granny flats on display. It is also a very good opportunity to chat with Murray Fleming about your building project you have in mind. As Murray is building in and around Canberra for over 25 years and is well conversant with local building regulations. Just ask a question and you’ll see Murray’s expertise. Take with you new ideas for your home.

To sweeten up a day, seduce your taste buds with famous gourmet Annie’s cupcakes, have an Ice cream to refresh or boost your energy with a cup of coffee.

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Date and Time of the event

Grand Opening Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 November 2017 starting from 9am and finishing by 3pm.

Address and Parking

Display Village address is 37 Kendall Ave, Queanbeyan and there will be a free street parking. To get Google driving directions, please click the map below.

If you would like to contact Canberra Outdoor Structures before the event, have a question or would like to scheduled a site inspection, call Murray 0428 488 531

Otherwise, see you there!

Granny flat building day 2 Canberra, 2016

How to build Granny Flat in 4 days

For the recent Canberra Home Show we built our Cyprus granny flat just in 4 days. Every day was documented – filmed and photographed. And so now we can show what is the process of building a granny flat to all our followers and readers. We hope will you find it handy for you to see what would it be like the process on your site while we manage all the building project. Also, for anyone thinking of building a granny flat or holiday accommodation themselves, this will help to understand the process.

Day 1 – Sub-floor installation and the granny flat assembly up to the roof rafters

Building a granny flat of that size ideally will require 4 men for the first day. 2 people can do the base and another half of the team can start unpacking the pallets and place every part of the building conveniently close the place where it will have to go. There are easy-to-follow drawings and plans supplied and you will just have to check the number on any given part and match it to the plan to find out where it will go on during assembling process.
Foundation is the most important part of a building. Any type of base you choose (concrete slab, paved base, sub-floor on timber or steel stumps, decking, sleepers or breeze blocks), it has to be solid, perfect square and level with all 90 degree angle corners. This part requires concentration, attention to detail and cannot be made in haste. It usually takes half a day for the size of Cyprus granny flat to properly do the sub-floor base  including yellow tongue flooring to be screwed on the top of it. When this part is completed, the first layer of wall-boards gets screwed down to the base. That is another point where you have to make sure you have all 90 degree angles in all corners, take time to get it right. Past this point – probably the most exciting and fun part of the building process begins. Wall-boards interlock in the corners and the building goes up quite quickly. The first day in building a granny flat is probably the most rewarding day as it can be seen as a very significant progress.

Day 2 – Roofing, doors and windows installation

On the second day, roofing goes on starting with the lining boards being screwed to the roof rafters. Then timber battens will have to be screwed to the rafters on top of the roof boards, insulation sheets laid and corrugated iron roof such as Colorbond on the top. Roof installation will require 2 men to comfortably do the job. Other 2 men can do external door and windows installation. This part of the job requires accuracy and concentration, making sure the windows are plum and level.

Day 3 – Final touches in building process

On Day 3 is all about the details that do not seem like it will take much of a time to complete. But be sure as it always does. In the end of the day it does not look like much happened on the day, but actually lots of small and important things were done.

We did install the architraves around the front door and all windows, mounted the mosquito nets on. Also, screwed fascias to the roof to cover all the cavities required for insulation. Then, for the veranda, we installed poles and did a small deck at the front just for the show. Deck can be a time consuming task to complete as it has to be properly leveled. We also cleaned inside of the cabin to be ready for interior design on Day 4.

Day 4 – Interior Design – a face-lift for a Granny flat

This is the day when the building turns into the home: cosy, beautiful and inviting to live in. First thing in the morning flooring guys from Choices Flooring Fyshwick came in. They installed luxury vinyl flooring featuring timber design for the living room and bedroom. For the bathroom went the same vinyl flooring but in stone design. During the show, the flooring was noticed by many visitors as a very good alternative to real timber or tiles. When the flooring was completed, guys from Infinity Kitchens arrived with already designed and pre-cut kitchen and installed it beautifully. Close to the end of the day, the team The Property Stylists Canberra arrived with the trucks full of beautiful furniture and decorative pieces to make the building shine for the show. What an amazing day it was witnessing how the building site becomes a home, just like an ugly duckling turns into a swan.

Companies who were involved in the building Granny Flat for the show

Granny Flat Builder

Building Project manager, Exhibitor and Authorized Distributor of YZY kithomes in Canberra

Canberra Outdoor Structures

Contractors within the Granny Flat

External Doors and windows custom made by
Kitchen was custom designed, made and installed by
Vinyl Flooring was supplied and installed by

Interior design concept and staging executed by
In the bathroom toilet and vanity was supplied by
Outdoor Furniture supplied by
Artificial trees and flowers supplied by

What has not been done for the home show display

This granny flat was built for the 3-day Home Show and the following work has not been done as it should be in a real-life building scenario. We have not concreted the footings into the ground. Also, we have not connected the building to any services like electricity, plumbing or gas.  Digging trenches for electrical and plumbing will be involved in the real building project usually before the building erection. Also, for waterproofing the bathroom, fiber cement compressed sheets will have to be installed in the flooring of bathroom area [we did yellow tongue flooring instead]. In case you have a question in mind on how to connect electrical wires, there are channels for electricity electrical wiring pre-drilled in the walls of the building. You just have to choose the places of your power points and light switches.
 We also did not install gutters and down pipes and did not paint or stained the building.
Granny flat Canberra home show 2016

Scandinavian Granny Flat Wowed Everyone at Canberra Home Show

What an amazing time we had at Canberra Home Show last week firstly, building the Cyprus granny flat and then showcasing it over the weekend. Cyprus 1 bedroom granny flat was built and fully furnished just for the show by Queanbeyan based Canberra Outdoor Structures – quite a lot of effort just for a 3-day event but, oh boy, it was worth it. Granny flat Cyprus was wowed by the builders and also by show visitors and everyone who saw it. Scandinavian engineered and energy efficient buildings have never failed to impress the world.

Below is 0:20s video of inside shots in Cyprus granny flat displayed at Canberra Home Show

More videos of building process Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and finished cabin on YZY kithomes YouTube Channel, 360 photos and live videos on facebook.com/YZYkithomes

Visit Canberra Outdoor Structures in Queanbeyan, 37 Kendall Ave, call (02) 6299 6735 for your site inspection or click here for other contact information.


WHAT DID PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CYPRUS GRANNY FLAT?

“I believe we got the design of Cyprus granny flat right”- said Remi Buika, the Co-founder of YZY kithomes after the successful 3 days of chatting to the Show visitors. Indeed, the reactions of people stepping inside the building then taking a walk around were more than a desirable feedback.

There are the key feedback points from the visitors, that describe the cabin.

“Couldn’t believe how big it was on the inside”
“It feels like a house, I could easily live in it”
“I like the windows”
“love the doors” – people were examining quality of internal doors.
“great size bedroom”
“love it” “isn’t it amazing!”

Granny flat Canberra home show 2016

Inside granny flat at Canberra home show 2016

Welcome inside the Cyprus cabin to look around as if you were there on our facebook.com/YZYkithomes page, look for a post with 360 degree photo


ENERGY EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE

“The beauty of this Scandinavian building is that it is highly insulated, soundproof and very cost efficient to construct” – said Murray Fleming, the owner of well-know local company Canberra Outdoor Structures. As a slow growing tree, spruce has a dense cell structure with trapped air pockets inside. “Solid timber walls paired with double glazed windows manufactured here in Emu Plains NSW and roof insulation will give the building R-value of 3.7 whereas most people live in homes with added R-values of 1.8. Also, Europeans have much higher standards for tolerances on windows, doors and overall buildings making them energy efficient”- says Murray.

“For some people it is quite hard to get their heads around the fact that there is no internal and external wall system like there is in traditional brick veneer homes. But I think we have a lot to learn from Europeans and should embrace what they’ve been developing and improving already for quite some time”-says Murray.

This type of construction building is prefabricated and comes flat packed straight to site. With all boards marked it takes a day to assemble it up to the roof. This obviously is a huge saving on labor costs and means people don’t have a mess on their site for long term which is very appealing. Also, it could be a DIY project for a handy man with Owner Builder permit. “A DIY kit of granny flat Cyprus cost is $45,000 including a building and roofing (color of your choice). If our team comes to install it, site prep and installation on raised sub-floor will cost you around $60,000 (subject to site inspections). I’d allow a total budget of around 90-95K for the building built, connected to all services, council fees for permits, flooring, kitchen, bathroom”- says Murray Fleming – “We do obligation free site inspections before we quote”. To book a visit, call (02) 6299 6735 or click here for other contact information.

Tim Shaw interviews Murray Fleming about costs and affordable accommodation options for aged care or young adults.

More videos of building process and finished cabin on YZY kithomes YouTube Channel, 360 photos and live videos on Facebook.com/YZYkithomes


WAS THIS GRANNY FLAT BORN RIGHT HERE IN OZ?

Cyprus granny flat has quite a history of being designed here in Oz by listening to Australians describing their dream cabins. Yes, we talked to people just like you and draw the dream cabin knowing how it had to look from outside combined with the most desirable floor plan layout. Sketches were sent to the team of designers and architects to complete the design and engineering. Then the new born model was manufactured in Europe from the best quality timber spruce sourced from FSC forests that grow in the Northern part of Scandinavia.

Granny flat cyprus design


SPRUCE VS PINE

Many Home Show visitors thought the building was made of Pine, fast growing tree so popular and common in warm climate countries. However, “the timber species these cabins are made of is far superior timber than a pine”- explained Murray Fleming, expert in timber Industry with experience of over 40 years. “We don’t have Spruce timber here in Australia and have little or no knowledge about it. Spruce trees grow in very cold climate conditions in far North regions of Europe and saving energy produce very little limbs.  This makes timber strong, durable and easy to work with”- Murray said.

The fact that bridges and instruments are being made out of this timber says it all.